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Old 10-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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Post Local Network printing

Have 2 PCs one with Mandriva 2011.1 the other with PeppermintOS two, one notebook with Mandriva 2010.2, an Asus EEEPc netbook with Limpus light.

The Mandriva 2011.1 has two printers connected as "localhost.localdomain" through USB connections, one being an Epson Stylus TX-410 and the other a Brother MFC-J220.
All computers are on a wireless (WiFi) local network, with facilities for both wireless and ethernet.
I want to connect the printers via the wireless network so as to access them from any of the above computers.
How do i do this?
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Old 10-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have a wireless modem "fritz box 7170" at home which can accept a network printer connected to it via usb (according manual) . But due to the fact the modem is in the seller, I didnt connect to it (dont want to go down for each printed paper).
A better possibility would be:
- have a small data server with the printer connected to it via usb (server connected with the wifi)
- all other PCs could be conected to this server
a) check your wireless spec (manual) and eventually connect one printer to it
b) put one of your pc as server
or you can connect your printers directly to the wifi..? (I did not read your printer spec).
Old 10-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for your prompt reply


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